How to Clean a Toilet
What is that one place in your home that you always visit but is also the very place that you don’t like to clean? Well, the answer is simple and obvious – it’s the toilet. It doesn’t really come as a surprise that people tend to avoid this thankless job. Good thing that learning how to clean a toilet doesn’t have to be difficult.
It doesn’t matter if you are using natural toilet cleaners such as regular household cleaners or vinegar and baking soda combination. You can clean your toilet with no fuss.
Fuss-Free Way to Clean Your Toilet
Before anything else, you should have the right tools for cleaning your toilet. These include:
- Rubber gloves – There should be a specific color for gloves you use in the bathroom and the ones you use in the kitchen to prevent cross-contamination.
- Toilet cleaner
- Microfiber cloth – These should also be color-coded for the ones used in different rooms of the house.
- Multipurpose cleaner
Here are the steps on how to clean a toilet:
1. Start from top to bottom
Spray the multipurpose cleaner like water and white vinegar solution into the toilet bowl together with several lemon juice drops for a fresh citrus smell on the toilet’s outer surfaces.
Don’t forget to clean the other side of the toilet seat. You should also spray the nearby floor area and base of the toilet.
One common mistake people make is spraying the product then remove it right away. Allow the cleaning product to sit for several minutes before you clean it using a damp microfiber cloth.
You can also wipe surfaces with paper towels that you can just discard with no need to bother with sanitizing the cloths after every use.
2. Remove the stains
There might be an accumulation of grime in the hinges of the seat even if your bowl looks sparkling. To attack and sanitize those difficult to reach corners, you can spray the multipurpose cleaner on the area and let it soak for 10 minutes. Scrub this with an old toothbrush to remove the dirt then make this accessible for wiping using a microfiber cloth.
3. Make your toilet bowl sparkly
If a supermarket product is used, you can run the liquid beneath the bowl rim and allow the product to slide down on the sides before settling in the bowl.
Baking soda is an eco-friendly alternative that can cut though bacteria, limescale, and dirt with no need to get hands-on.
Just pour one of baking soda in the bowl and wait for 5 minutes before you rub around its sides using the toilet brush. Run the full flush cycle two times as you hold the brush beneath the stream of water to rinse it off.
Apply some disinfectant in your toilet brush holder to sanitize the brush and make it smell fresh in-between cleans.
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